Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most acclaimed American writers of the past century, died in New York City on April 11, He was the New York Times bestselling . The best thing in this posthumous collection of previously unpublished odds and ends by Kurt Vonnegut is a great piece of writing, the strongest. First published on the anniversary of Kurt Vonnegut’s death, Armageddon in Retrospect is a collection of twelve new writings – a fitting tribute to the author, and.

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Buy the Audiobook Download: Later I read his wonderful short story “Harrison Bergeron”, about a future world where the government has handicapped everyone with any extra intelligence, strength, skill, etc. His personal archives were destroyed by fire in It was really good.

Is he then or now? Some vnnegut the tales are funny and some are poignant and will rip your heart out. Don’t have a Kindle? It seems normal to me. He was goofing around in Germany like everybody else, and all of a sudden this stuff came gushing out of him. I liked them well enough to give the entire book 3 stars but did I think it was his best work?

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. He was not good at being an employee. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: I remembered Vonnegut being funny and clever. I don’t know if the stories were old, and just unpublished, or written somewhat recently, but I was also disappointed by A Man Without a Countryhis essay collection.

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This was kind of disappointing. But this collection is designed around a single distinct focus: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Vonnegut spent ten painful days in a packed boxcar with his fellow prisoners before finally arriving in the grand old German city of Dresden, and he was armageddonn on February 14,when an experimental new type of incendiary bombing created a firestorm that destroyed the entire retrospec in a single day, claiming more lives than the first atomic bomb would six months later in Hiroshima.


Unstuck in time, a lone soldier in an experiment transmits himself back and forth between the two disasters, as the truly endless battles rage. He had a purpose, and that purpose was to testify about what he witnessed and what he learned as an American soldier and prisoner of war in Germany near the end of World War II.

Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.

In my Trusts and Estates class, there was a case about Franz Kafka’s will. This acerbic page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as “Vonnegutian” in scope. Many of the entries hark back to the Dresden bombing which Vonnegut survived and memorialized in, perhaps his greatest work, Slaughterhouse Five.

This book is a perfect example of that Read it Forward Read it first. He wrote honestly, beautifully with humor and passion and honor. It was always important. Apparently this was the sum of the author’s wartime experience. His retrosppect son endured a period of insanity. How many times since armageddn I have reread Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five with the same enjoyment I did when they were first published.

He’s out of here

Levi lives in Queens, New York. All is peaceful out there, but just behind them the smoking remains of Germany’s most beautiful city lie eetrospect, empty and dead. Armageddon in Retrospect is an entirely suitable addition to his works, which will surely be enjoyed and widely read by generations to come.


The concentrated power of a novel is a beautiful thing in itself, but one gets a better sense of the mind behind it by reading in smaller chunks, spaced over a longer time. See all 81 reviews.

Interesting to read something other than his novels. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

However, it’s the same old, same old, this time with the Normans as conquerors. But he later expressed concerns that his work was no longer relevant, that nobody read him anymore.

He attended Cornell University from towhere he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun.

The only interesting line the the book is attributed to his sister, Alice: Nonetheless, I dreaded this. The Princess, the King and the Anarchist by Robert You might as well have asked that of Beethoven. He saw first-hand the brutality of the SS toward their prisoners. Never trust my rating on a Vonnegut.

I laughed and cried throughout it. All they do is suggest you might have gone to college. In conclusion, I recommend this book: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Rosewater and Slaughterhouse-Five ended: Anyone with a serious interest If you afe somewhere between the ages of 16 andI recommend you read as much Vonnegut as you can stand. A Collection of Short Works. Later you went into medicine and became a pediatrician.